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Kratos to Support UAE’s Yahsat with Broad Suite of Ground System Solutions

Photograph courtesy of Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Inc.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced on March 20, 2017, that Yahsat has selected Kratos to support its expanding satellite fleet with command and control (C2), signal monitoring, and data analysis solutions.

Kratos’ EPOCH® Integrated Product Suite (IPS) will provide C2 for Yahsat’s Al Yah 3 satellite, a High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) with a global reach over three continents scheduled for launch this year; as well as for Yahsat’s existing Al Yah 1 and Al Yah 2 satellites, where it is replacing legacy systems. EPOCH IPS’ ability to simultaneously control multiple satellites from different manufacturers with a single consolidated system gives Yahsat a control platform that can scale to support any future fleet expansion.

Additionally, Kratos’ Monics® Carrier Monitoring System will provide advanced carrier monitoring and interference detection services to support Al Yah 3, which will provide multipurpose satellite solutions for broadband, broadcast, government, and communications use across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, South America, Central and Southwest Asia.

EPOCH and Monics join Kratos’ Compass® Monitoring and Control (M&C) system, currently being used by Yahsat, to proactively monitor and manage their satellite network devices to reduce costly downtime.

According to Ross Barker, Executive Director – Satellite Operations, at Yahsat, “EPOCH will facilitate integrating our existing and future satellites into a single monitoring and controlling platform, and Kratos’ data analysis capabilities will provide us with the tools to analyse telemetry data and run statistics using predictive analysis algorithms, thereby improving our operations.”

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. is a mid-tier government contractor at the forefront of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Third Offset Strategy. Kratos is a leading technology, intellectual property, and proprietary product and solution company focused on the United States and its allies’ national security. Kratos is the industry leader in high performance unmanned aerial drone target systems used to test weapon systems and to train the warfighter, and is a provider of high performance unmanned combat aerial systems for force multiplication and amplification. Kratos is also an industry leader in satellite communications, microwave electronics, cyber security and warfare, missile defense and combat systems. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 2,900. Substantially all of Kratos’ work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos’ primary end customers are national security related agencies.

Original published at: https://spacewatch.global/2017/03/kratos-support-uaes-yahsat-broad-suite-ground-system-solutions/

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